Sunday, February 21, 2010

Three for Tea

When my daughter, Varina (of went back to Seattle after Christmas, she left a tea towel behind. I noticed that it is stained, and I felt that I should replace it. Also: I just finished teaching a 4-series cooking class for kids (see: I don't only sew) that culminated in teaching them yeast-raised bread methods. As a parting gift, I embroidered tea towels for each student, with which to cover their dough whilst rising.
I had some fabric left over, so I embellished some for Varina.
First, I bought a dozen "flour sack towels" from Costco for a song (actually $6.85), and cut each large towel in half. I did this partly because I had 14 students, and only 12 towels, but mostly because the full size was way bigger than is handy for covering a large mixing bowl full of dough. Then, I serged a narrow, tight rolled hem on the Baby, because I thought the hemming they had done was sloppy. Then I embroidered a corner of each one with a slice of decorated cake.
For Varina's towels, one has a teapot, one a teacup and the last has a slice of cake (I was on a roll).
I think they are adorable. What do you think???
I shall bring them to Varina next week, when I fly to Sea-Tac where we will spend 3 days at Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup.
I hope to see you there!


  1. Way cute, and a great idea! I wish I was going to be at Expo. Maybe next year...

  2. Those are very cute towels. Lucky students and daughter!